Is the end of economists?

People don’t trust economists anymore

For most of my career it has been good to be an economist. I felt wise, I felt heard. Sure, I got constant reminders from well-meaning people that no one behaves in the rational way that economists generally presume people do. But otherwise it seemed economists had influence and prestige. No longer. On both the left and on the right, on both sides of the Atlantic, there’s been a resounding rejection of economic advice from experts in the field. A majority of the UK electorate voted for Brexit despite dire warnings from economists. ….[READ]

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